NUIM Barnhall: The Past – 1969 to 2011
1969 Club founded by employees of Irish Meat Packers and affiliated to the Leinster Branch of the IRFU 1979 Club begins its pioneering involvement in the development of Youth and Mini Rugby in Leinster.
1986 Club purchases its grounds from Irish Meat Packers for £77,000. 1991 Clubhouse completed at a cost of £200,000 and officially opened by President Mary Robinson.
1999 Club wins promotion to Senior Status by becoming the premier club amongst Ireland’s 200 Junior clubs.
2005 Club begins partnership with NUIM in developing NUIM Rugby Academy and a fusion of Rugby activities in both establishments.
2010 NUI Maynooth and Barnhall cement their Partnership by renaming the club as NUIM Barnhall.
NUIM Barnhall: The Present – 2011
Senior Rugby – Male 5 Senior teams competing from AIL Division 3 down to Leinster Junior 5.
Senior Rugby – Under-21 Competing at the Premier Level of the Leinster Competition. Senior Rugby – Women “NUIM Barnhall Babes” in their 4th. season. NUIM Academy Partnership in 6th year: clear Year-on-Year growth in numbers and quality of players. Youth Rugby Teams competing from Under-13 to Under-19 inclusive. Mini Rugby Teams competing from Under-7 to Under-12 inclusive. Playing Membership Total 700: 200 Adult Male, 40 Under-21, 180 Youth, 230 Mini, 50 Women. Non-Playing Membership 210, which brings total membership to 910. Finance (General) Grounds owned (mortgage-free); minimal outstanding debt. Other Club primarily serves the towns of Leixlip, Maynooth, Celbridge, Lucan and surrounding areas with a combined population of 150,000+. Club is a focal point for the local communities for many social and cultural activities.